A staple for idyllic open-air dining in Charlestown, this harborside haunt is home to some of the finest seafood-centric dining in walking distance of Bunker Hill. And if you’re desperately craving Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and Blackened Swordfish Tacos but don’t feel like taking the bus from downtown Boston, there’s no need to worry—the restaurant offers a complimentary water taxi that departs just a short walk from the Maverick T stop. A tip for cocktail lovers—spring for the Pier 6 Painkiller, a boozy concoction loaded with pineapple, crème de coconut, and rum.
In addition to iconic Bay State landmarks like the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown is home to a top-tier seafood scene, with the waterfront Pier 6 serving as a shining example. If the panoramic roof deck views weren’t impressive enough already, this harborside venue is also blessed with an ample food and drink menu featuring dishes sourced from both land and sea. The lobster rolls are a tried-and-true favorite around here, while the Pier 6 cheeseburger serves as a worthy substitute for the crustacean-averse. No matter which entree you choose, be sure to grab a jalapeño-infused Knotty Nauti cocktail to help wash it all down.
If you can’t own your own private harborside veranda, a spot at Pier 6 is the next best thing. The chic terrace’s seafood-heavy menu includes a raw bar, steamed mussels, and baked crab cakes, and for your spring sipper, indulge in the house Mai Tai made with Gosling’s and Real McCoy rums.